Robert Lee McGee, 92, died November 9th in his home in Livermore. He will have a celebration of life on November 30th at Eagles Hall, 527 N Livermore Ave at 1 pm.
Mr. McGee was born February 19, 1928 in Willow Hill, Illinois to Ronald and Juanita McGee. After graduating from high school, he proudly served in the Navy for two years. When he returned, he had his first son, Randy McGee. Robert then ventured into a new opportunity by becoming a successful salesman for Goodyear Tires where he had the opportunity to travel. Shortly after, he met the love of his Life Marlene Nevel in Belvidere, Illinois. They soon married on August 20th, 1958 and together had three sons, Ronald, Ricky, and Robert. During their 61 years of marriage, they were able to travel and lived in five states. His love for business inspired him to start his own company, which he named after him and his wife, R & M Heavy Equipment. With the help of his dear friend, Ralph Willis, R & M became the successful company that it is today. Robert and Marlene spent the remaining years of their marriage exploring new destinations together and visited at least 12 countries.
Robert was an inspiration as a father and a hardworking provider. He adored his wife and during his progression of Alzheimer’s, she was his only constant memory. His grandkids will miss his silly jokes and his tenderheartedness. Robert McGee was the pillar of the McGee family and will be eternally missed.
He is survived by his wife Marlene McGee, their three sons, his sister Gracie Dickie, his 11 grandkids, and seven great grandkids.
Callaghan Mortuary is honored to be serving the McGee family. An online guestbook is available for condolences at www.callaghanmortuary.com.